We can rise above and He will carry us through

I woke up at 6:15am this morning and I straight away heard God speaking several things to me… He was speaking to me about how to rise above the circumstances. We cant get away from everything that is happening around us… We have to know how to get by when we are in the middle of difficult and challenging circumstances. I got a picture of an eagle gliding on the thermal currents. I know I have heard of this before but I wasn’t quite sure what it meant. I looked it up tonight and the explanation was fantastic. It said that the temperature over different parts of land is different – some hotter than others. For example in a desert as opposed to over an ocean. And there are pockets of cooler air and when the hot air touches the cool air it forces itself to rise above the cold air……

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Decisions we have to make…

Decisions we have to make… Sometimes there are decisions you would rather not have to make, things you don’t want to have to do… But, it will sometimes come to it…. And then the best thing is to do what you need to do. Hands up who loves to avoid these situations!!! My hand used to be up a LOT more than it is these days, but by now I have learnt a lot of lessons that have taught me that avoiding isnt always the best thing to do. Avoiding prolongs the pain, delays the resolution, entangles people’s hearts and minds, makes the imagination go wild and can presume all manner of things that aren’t really true. More often than not these days I face things, sooner rather than later…  I know that the pain of going through it now is better than living with pain for a long time,…

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Precious precious peace….

~Precious precious peace….~ Ah for peace… I crave peace… I grew up in a tense household with many heightened emotions displayed… to say the least, things spoken and things unspoken. One of the adverse affects of this on me is that I just cant cope with tension, anger, raised voices, with stress even if its not directed at me. I have grown so much, and I am most certainly not who or what I used to be… I am a very different woman, but in times when I am low, more than others, I recoil if I sense these things, I want it to stop. My immediate response is in my back… I can feel it in the middle of my back as weird as it might sound. I want to back away and I will say anything to have it over as soon as possible or shorten the conversation…

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Under Pressure…

.ƸӜƷ. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY ƸӜƷ. Under Pressure… Had a deep and meaningful conversation with a beautiful friend last night. Just talking about the goings on in our worlds. It’s funny how life just ticks along and for each of us there are different stress points and stressors. We each handle them completely differently. I realised that I was obviously stressed out… Like most of us subconsciously and consciously trying to deal with this, sort that out, make a decision here, figure out what’s best there, juggling the arenas of our lives. We’re not aware of a lot of this often based on how we have learnt to deal with the stressors in our lives, our families, our histories. It’s just like ‘okay what do I have to deal with next’ and then we deal with it… And like most of us we have to deal with all these things…

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You can run… But you can’t hide….

~2 Corinthians 4:8-9~ We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair; We are pursued (persecuted and hard driven), but not deserted [to stand alone]; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed; When the weight of stress and responsibility presses all around you there are certain things, well a lot actually that you can’t run from as much as you would like to. While driving along up in the hills the other weekend to visit some family, the tranquillity that I began to sense all around just made me want to escape and stay there with them – the greenery of the forest, the open fire, the crisp fresh air, the innocence of children and nature. I turned…

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More Thoughts on Anxiety….

Last week I reposted an old post of mine on anxiety, several people liked and commented on it and my fellow page writer Troy from Flourishing Life Society made these comments… “Anxiety is one of the topics i have been lost in over the last several months. It plays a huge role in how we live our lives” I know that one thing for sure has played a part in mine. It seems I only just realised just how much of a part it had played too. At the end of 2010 I finally went to the doctors decided to go on anti-depressants… I have battled my whole life with varying degrees of anxiety. But it was not until earlier this year when I was looking for something I had written that I re-read through some of my journals and was SHOCKED to read how often I had woken up…

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